Orange Township

Three Orange Township Firefighters Reportedly Fired

10 Dec , 2019  

3 Orange Township firefighters fired after alleged harassment

Orange Township Fire officials said three firefighters have been fired after verbalphysical harassment of another firefighter. The three fired include a firefighter/paramedic, a lieutenant, and a captain. ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to update this developing story.

Life in Delaware County

MLK Celebration Set; Tickets Available

10 Dec , 2019  

The Delaware County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and Ohio Wesleyan University invite the community to join together in “Pursuing the Dream” during the 2020 observance of King’s life and legacy.

The two-day commemoration will begin at 3 PM on Sunday, January 19, with the 35th annual MLK worship service at Delaware City Vineyard, 32 Troy Road, Delaware. The free event will feature remarks from the Rev. Dr. Ervin Smith, emeritus professor of Christian ethics at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Donate For Furry Friends This Holiday

9 Dec , 2019  

There’s an opportunity later this month to remember pets in your holiday giving.

The Holiday Pet Food Drive will take place from 11 AM to 4 PM this Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15 at Alum Creek Dog Park, 3993 Hollenback Road in Lewis Center. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Stunning Light Show In Powell

9 Dec , 2019  

Lucy Depp Park Light Show

The Lucy Depp Light Show is back with a display that is bigger and brighter than last year! Our second year, The Lucy Depp Park light show is double the size of last year! We added more trees and pixels to the mix this year.

History/Tourism

New Ohio State Park Reservation and Registration System Coming Soon

9 Dec , 2019  

Richland Countians are certainly fans of Ohio’s many state parks, particularly those close to home. Visitors should take note that the way you reserve rentable amenities in this parks is about to change.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will roll out the new Ohio Reservation and Watercraft Registration System (ORRS) starting Friday, December 20. The online system will reduce reservation fees for customers, improve the user experience, and enhance the Ohio Parks rewards program. More…

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OWU

Nick Did It!

8 Dec , 2019  

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In October, Ohio Wesleyan University sent out a call to help accounting major Nick Braydich win $500 in the national “ThisWayToCPA” student video competition sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

That request was featured on 1808Delaware (our story is here). More…

Life in Delaware County

Endangered Turtles Hatched In Breeding Milestone

8 Dec , 2019  

Two new babies at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium may be tiny, but they bring big hopes for one of the most endangered species on the planet. On November 1 and 3, reptile keepers at the Zoo’s Shores region successfully hatched these rare yellow-headed temple turtles (Heosemys annandalii), the first ever hatched in an indoor zoological environment. The breakthrough is critical in efforts to boost the numbers of temple turtles, which are facing extinction. More…

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Delaware County

County Recorder Appointed To Statewide Committee

7 Dec , 2019  

At its annual Winter Conference, held Nov. 18-20 in Columbus, the Ohio Recorders Association and incoming ORA president Ann Block of Monroe County appointed Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan to the association’s Continuing Education Committee for the upcoming year.

“I am honored by the appointment to the Continuing Education Committee by our new ORA President, Recorder Block,” Jordan said, “and to be entrusted with the important task of working with fellow committee members and bringing innovative ideas to the table for future Continuing Education opportunities for Ohio Recorders statewide.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

The Best Christmas Lights Finder In Metro Columbus

7 Dec , 2019  

Find the best holiday displays and events – Columbus Lights

Join in on the fun by showing off your beautiful holiday display or event on …

Business

Greif Reports Fiscal Year 2019 And Fourth Quarter Reports

7 Dec , 2019  

Delaware’s Greif, Inc., a world leader in industrial packaging products and services, announced fiscal 2019 and fourth quarter results this week.

Fiscal Year highlights include (all results compared to the fiscal year 2018 unless otherwise noted): More…

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Life in Delaware County

First Juvenile Assessment Center Opens

6 Dec , 2019  

Continuing to break new ground in the field of juvenile justice, the Delaware County Juvenile Court has opened the first juvenile assessment center in Delaware County’s history. Funded entirely by a grant from the Ohio Department of Youth Services, the center will implement cutting edge practices to continue the county’s trend of reducing the cost, personal impact, and future implications of juvenile delinquency. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Student Completes Saturday Night Live Internship

6 Dec , 2019  

Live From the New York Arts Program

Ohio Wesleyan Student Completes SNL Internship, Learns From NYAP Alumnus Shay Manuela’s life as an Ohio Wesleyan student at the New York Arts Program is different in many ways from the one JP Olsen ’87 lived.

Life in Delaware County

Keep Delaware County Beautiful Awards Announced

6 Dec , 2019  

Several community members, leaders, schools and groups received recognition at the annual Keep Delaware County Beautiful Awards that occurred on December 4 at Stratford Ecological Center. More…

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Delaware County

County Good Deeds Team Reaches Elected Officials Across Ohio

5 Dec , 2019  

With an eye-catching tagline like “Skip Probate >> Proceed Straight to Your Intended Beneficiary,” three local officials garnered significant interest from residents in Delaware County for a program they implemented earlier this year.

Not surprisingly, their approach has caught the eye of elected officials statewide who want to learn how they do it.

When Delaware County Clerk of Courts Natalie Fravel, Court of Common Pleas Probate Judge David Hejmanowski and County Recorder Melissa Jordan began planning their “Good Deeds” program earlier this year, they had no idea just how popular the program would become. More…